Temporary Human Resources Assistant At Americares

TITLE: Temporary Human Resources Assistant
REPORTS TO: Acting Country Director
LOCATION: Monrovia, Liberia
LENGTH: 6-months with possibility to extend based on performance and budget

ABOUT AMERICARES: Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 90 countries on average, working with 3,000 health centers globally and 1,000 in the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

Americares is looking for a temporary Human Resources Assistant to support the overall HR functions of our Liberia office. The Assistant will provide support to staff and partners on matters related to recruitment, travel, employee relations, and other administrative tasks. In this capacity, the Assistant will ensure efficient, transparent, and reliable human resources processes in compliance with Liberian legal requirements, donor regulations and Americares HQ human resources policies.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
-Lead the recruitment process for staff as required, including advertisement, resume short-listing, phone screens, interview scheduling and offer extension
-Coordinate the onboarding process for new staff, including insurance enrollment, policy and handbook overviews, and orientation to the team; coordinate the offboarding of departing employees
-Implement Americares staff performance, policies and processes in a timely fashion
-Provide employee relations support, lead investigations when necessary with knowledge of local employee rights, and determine disciplinary action if appropriate
-Provide compliance oversight to Americares internal processes and local labor law
-Work with the Finance Officer to collect necessary payroll paperwork and submit the monthly payroll
-Support the Acting Country Director to monitor and coordinate compliance activities
-Liaise with the HQ HR team when necessary to answer questions or provide information on the country office
-Work with the Finance Officer to ensure that Americares is in compliance with all Liberian legal regulations as it applies to a NGO operating in Liberia, including registrations, insurance, etc.

-Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity;
-Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness; and
-Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives.

MINIMUM Qualifications:
-University Degree in human resources management, business, communications, or equivalent;
-At least 5 years of experience in Human Resources
-Experience working for an NGO
-Ability to think critically and strategically
-Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures
-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail
-Excellent English-language writing skills and demonstrated experience meeting donor reporting requirements
-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint
-Willingness and ability to travel to field sites as necessary
-Unrestricted authorization to work in Liberia

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